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this is a perfect backdrop for him to push his gun control measures, it's a city that's done a lot to curb gun violence. as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minneapolis, more reaction to this white house photo, skeet shooting at camp david. critics are saying it's an obvious effort, as they put it, to pander to conservatives, making the point that the president supports the second amendment while pushing for gun-control measures. >> mark kelley argues checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mentally ill people. his wife was shot gabrielle giffords. >> he could have gone to a gun show or private seller and gotten a gun. >> this super bowl ad accused the nra of making a complete turn around on gun control checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anybody. >> this was the nra ceo. >> the criminals are not going to comply. >> the group responsible for that super bowl ad was mayors against illegal guns, a group found by new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> a 25-year-old man is be
. >>> president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage in alabama inters its seventh day. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's demise, all premature? we'll explain. >>> very good morning. >>> we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california, a tour bus collided with two other vehicles killing at least eight people, injuring dozens more. authorities said that the driver reported having brake problems as the bus came down the mountains. it rear-ended a car before h hitting a tractor trailer. >> it started to move so fast and people started screaming. >> two to three minutes swerving in and out. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reported returning from a ski trip. >>> president obama pushing for broader gun control messages. tracy potts is in washington this morning, plus this new photo of the president raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: we'll show you that in a just moment. the president today first headed to minneapolis, no mistake that city was chosen, the white house said they were worked very hard th
in turkey are questioning 15 people in a death of a new york city mother whose body was found saturday in istanbul. she'd been vacationing in turkey. police say she was killed by an injury to the head. >>> in cuba, the public people got a closeup look at retired leader fidel castro. their first since 2010 as castry voted at a -- castro voted at a polling place in havana. >>> john kerry had a busy weekend talking to the leaders of israel, turkey, and japan. >>> the funeral of ed koch will be held today. he died at age 88. >>> a star in the all-american girls professional baseball league in the 1940s has died at the age of 88. she was an inspiration for the movie "a league of their own," and model played by the character played by geena davis. >>> the biggest tv spectacle of the year had all the drama of a great halftime show, brother versus brother, and super ads. did the 34-minute power outage hurt in the ratings? the audience numbers will be out later. a story worth keeping an eye on. >>> one company that took advantage of the power outage was nabisco. their oreo cookie tweeam tweete
, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today as michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta said his catholic religion had an impact on his life and death decisions. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's death are premature. we'll explain. death are premature. we'll explain. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with two other vehicles on the highway west of los angeles killing eight and injuring more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear-ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
in the super dome. in preparation they will battle it out for the lombardi trophy. kickoff at 6:30. >> the city hazlet the good times roll and with the town inundateed by ravens fans never have they rolled quite like this. we begin our team coverage with more. >> super bowl eve in the french quarter and ravens fever is in the air. over at pat o'brien brien's at the river a special party going on for raven's fans only put on by partnership. >> for that to be on the national stage we had to be here to support them. >> it was a whos who of sort everyone was here from diehard ravens fans. >> we have been walking around all day. everyone is a ravens fan. everyone is. people are excited and people keep giving you free beads. it's awesome. >> food, the atmosphere, all of the ravens fans it's really exciting to be here. >> to the president of the ravens himself who shared with us his uh-huh moment for the team. >> it was thursday the fans really arrived. we came into the hotel. we are in a secluded part of the hotel. there must have been several00 yelling and cheering. we knew we were at the super bowl
, 1666. okay. . and global news, average home prices in china's 100 biggest cities was 1% in january from december. and it marks the eighth consecutive marketing rise. two other surveys show growth was weak and the economists caution the country could set a tradeback if trade or government weaken. >> we're here for a lot of reasons, but one thing we need to talk about for an advertising, guys, is there anything better to tuz on than the super bowl? >> no. and it's gotten more important. ite become the academy awards of advertising. first of all, viewership is up. about 111 million people will watch it. crisis is up more than 7%. >> more people watch the laugh time or the gain 12347. >> yes. >> i always thought that was when everybody went to the bathroom. >>. >> you go to the kitchen, you get a drink, you do all sorts of things during halftime. >> $3.75 million for a 30-second spot. people have paid over $4 million. price of ads is up 60% over the last decade. they're also sold out almost a half a billion dollars of ads spend for this super bowl. there will be about 78 advertisers. and i
. to peek in minneapolis, a city the white house says has successfully cut down gun crime. he met with local leaders about their strategies and then rid rated his proposal for tougher gun laws, and a renew ban of assault weapons, limiting amounts of bullets a magazine can hold. as the president makes his case on the road, his opponents are taking to the air waves. yesterday the chief executive of the nra explained the nras opposition to so-called universal background checks which polls show a majority of . >> it's a fraud to call it universal. it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. you've already senior going to computerize the mental health records. we ought to quit calling it universal check. the title ought to be the check on law-abiding people in the country. >> the nra says prosecutors need to crack down using the laws on the books. we're live in washington. much the same pitch we have been hearing. >> that's right, shep. a familiar approach. the president leaving the beltway, going out to the middle of the country and pitch
ending of the story we have been following of a new york city woman who went missing in turkey. her body was found over the weekend. authorities just wrapped up an autopsy. police are scouring the area near the ancient city walls where her body was discovered late saturday. family and friends are mourning the loss. >> she is a doll. she works at chiropractor's where i used to go. she is happy. she is a wonderful person. a wonderful mother. i can't imagine how her husband feels right now. gregg: she vanished while vacationing alone. police say she suffered a fatal blow to the head. martha: president obama insisting new revenues will be needed in the future. but he says the tax hikes may not be necessary. here is a piece of the interview he did yesterday. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit. if you combine those things together we cannot only reduce our deficit but we can invest in education and research and development that will help us grow. martha: what do you think about that at home and what does kar
that this is an unfortunate situation and it should not take away from what has been a superb week for new orleans, the city that was mostly once under water, now hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, talked to a lot of fans last night after that delay and they said this does not affect how they feel about super bowl week, they had a great experience, and this was just an unfortunate incident. roger goodell saying this does not affect the nfl looking at having new orleans host another super bowl and i know the city is aiming towards 2018 to do that to coincide with the 300 year anniversary of the city. >> there is a whole other story line today percolating, joe carter, about how cbs dropped the ball according to this one. sports columnist on the new york daily news, we'll talk about that later in the hour with several voices we're bringing on whether or not they failed to report what was happening as they awaited on the sidelines. joe carter for me in new orleans. thank you. i want to play some sound. this is commissioner roger goodell. this is what he is saying here about this blackout. >> there
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
city, alabama, gabe guttierez, a tough few days. another emotional day ahead, i suspect. >> reporter: that's right. this afternoon mourners are preparing to remember that slain bus driver. police appear willing to wait this one out. as police towed the school bus from the crime scene friday, investigators released the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asberger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> we understand he's got supplies there. he's got food there. but this is a young child five years old. has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed dykes served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before
mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to television in the bunker. he has an electric heater, blankets and treating the child relatively well and the child so far was not physically harmed, but not many details on the nature of the negotiations. this has been going on for more than 118 hours, since tuesday afternoon, when police say that suspect, jimmy lee dykes boarded that school bus, demanded two children and shot and killed the bus driver and took off with 5-year-old ethan according to police. they h
city. within hours, police identified her as sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, a native of staten island, new york. sierra had been missing more than a week, after disappearing during what was supposed to be her first foreign vacation. turkish police suspect she's been murdered. >> it has been determined she was killed with a blow to the head. for us to give concrete details of the case, we need more time to investigate. it's not right to say anything about the ongoing interrogation of the detained people. she was a tourist traveling alone. >> these are the last known images of sierra, security cameras caught her on the night of january 20th, walking alone inside a shopping mall. sierra flew from new york to turkey on january 7th solo, because a friend cancelled coming along at the last minute. she was an amateur photographer who shared her photos of istanbul's mosques and skyline with friends she met on instagram. sierra is believed to have met some of these instagram acquaintances during her stay in turkey and during a short side trip to amsterdam. sierra's husband steven sounde
of the school bus. >> that's right. elizabeth plan is in midland city, alabama with the very latest. good morning, what you can tell us? >> well, today is certainly a day for mourning as they lay to rest charles poland the man who protected those children. while we know the community is still waiting on baited breath for the safe return from that little boy. very little information from the sheriff's office. cancelled press conference. another one set for this morning. all eyes are on this man jimmie lee dykes. the sheriff's department tells us they are in constant communication with him. the little boy is being taken care of. meaning on this chilly morning there is heat inside of that underground bunker. is he getting coloring books and medication. as we know that bunker is stockpiled with god and other supplies. folks here really trying to stay strong. they are holding a prayer vigil every night right around 5:00 in the evening praying for that little boy. they hope he is brought home to his mother safely. listen here. >> my prayer is that there will be a miracle and that god will softe
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. federal agents spent park of the night checking the scene for possible explosives. federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker, and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to
have left dozens dead and prompted president morsi to declare a state of emergency in three cities along the suez canal. all of this in a nation that john kerry in his confirmation hearings declared crucial to our objectives in the region. joining us now from cairo, nbc news foreign correspondent ayman mohadine. >> i apologize, go ahead. >> you go ahead. tell us what's the latest from egypt? >> well, is just going to update us really quickly on the news we're getting about the rise in casualty figures. class slashes ha clashes have been taking place outside the presidential palace. there have been fatalities. the riot police have been firing tear gas to keep the protesters pushed further back. we also under the profetesters have been fired molotov cocktails. it is a very chaotic situation that is still developing at this hour. >> ayman, our relationship with egypt obviously very critical. one of the things that has been our point of leverage is the aid that we provide to the military, but these clashes, as you mentioned, are with the police forces. what's happening in the relations
later he has a reunion with one of his horses at a big city parade. >>gretchen: and the horse remembers him which is the end of the important relationship there. in the spirit of full disclosure, brian and steve, i have to tell you that some of the ones i really, really liked i didn't really see in entirety. my daughter saw some of them and told me. when i went to the bathroom she said you missed the most fantastic commercial. we were at a party. you get talking and i was like i'm supposed to be watching the commercials. >>steve: did you run the d.v.r. backwards? >>gretchen: no. i was at somebody else's house. that would have been rude. >>steve: we'll go there some of the ones we liked. first, it's hard to beat the rock. the rock's kids needed some milk. >> we're out of milk. >>steve: what does he do? a situation where he goes for milk, but along the way there are all sorts of things that he needs to tend to. he needs to help get the cat out of the tree and stop the bank robbery. >>gretchen: that looks very cute. i missed that one. did you have another one? >>steve: i did. fantastic. th
gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than 80 minutes. you could see it affect the game. it became what had been a blowout, became a real nail biter, and the ravens managed to win. here is the winning quarterback talking about the very unusual night. >> unbelievable. just one of the things you have to deal with. you everyone, i'm sure down the road it will make for a better story. >> reporter: here is a statement for the mayor here. the power outage was an unfo
been covering this and joins us from midland city, alabama. what a huge relief for this community. tell me what you are hearing about how they pulled off this raid. >> reporter: we just spoke with the local sheriff here and he told us it's still have much an. >> crime scene and ongoing investigation though details are being released. we know from federal official they were able to see inside of that bunker which is how they had knowledge jimmy lee dykes had a gun. fbi officials did confirm via e-mail that he thinks dykes was killed by law enforcement. but the fbi is processing the scene and they will release details about the shooting of dykes very soon. he says it's very important that the agency keeps certain tactics private. the feds need to protect their resources. a loud boom was heard on the scene when police stormed the bunker. they felt he was in imminent danger. last night they continued to sweep the property to check for buried bombs while the neighborhood behind me does in fact remain evacuated. martha: that little boy is celebrating a very big day tomorrow. i can't imagine w
: where? >> traverse city, michigan. i'll have the website by my end time with with you today. stephanie: i don't know if there's any marco rubio jokes left. >> i think there might be a couple left. it was great. i was doing live coverage with all the folks at current on there, so we timed it with david shuster and cenk, we all had bottles of water to drink from. there was so much focus on his dehydration, she have given a short shrift to his lies. stephanie: that's true. he fell into the orchestra pit at the end. there's nothing at a you're going to remember. >> how do you sweat that much when you're standing in complete darkness. i've seen snuff films with better lighting. this is why you need union lighting guys, marco. i know you don't like the sound of that. stephanie: boehner basically came out and said what i said about the state of the union with all these great ideas clapping politely as if to say none of that's ever going to happen. that's what he said, nah none of that's going to happen. >> it's fun to watch to see where they don't stand up. i try to tell my republican friends
people are being questioned in the disappearance and death of a new york city woman in turkey. turkish police say sarai sierra died from a blow to her head. her body was found saturday near the remnants of an ancient city wall in istanbul. the 33-year-old mother of two was last heard from on january 21st, just before she was supposed to fly home from her solo vacation in turkey. >>> amazing recovery for teen activists malala yousafzai. a video message has been released, showing her speak out for the first time. malala was shot in the head by the taliban last october in her native pakistan. she was oshot for her outspoken advocacy. >> today i can see that i'm alive. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today i can see that i'm getting better day by day. >> just an incredible young lady. she also announces the establishment of her new charity, the malala fund for girls' education. the message was recorded before malala's most recent surgery over the weekend, which the doctors have described as a success. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the iss
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's go to weekend weather. a very chilly new york city. the cold will be absolutely brutal in other places. meteorologist dylan dryer here with the national forecast. >> alex, we're looking at cold, cold temperatures working back to the upper midwest. windchills well below zero. actual air temperatures barely above zero. 1 degrees in minneapolis. 20s in the northeast. closer look at the wind cheel shows it feels like we are 10 to 20 below zero up across the dakotas and minnesota as well. and we have a couple of quick moving systems that will race through the great lakes region through the montana area, these little alberta clippers and a closer look at some of the snowfall that we'll see across ohio tow as these storms race to the south of it, it looks like we'll pick up two to four inches in ohio, across indiana and also down perhaps even into northeastern kentucky and virginia later today. fizzles out a little bit by the time it makes its way to the northeast. there is the chance we could see light snow showers on sunday. it's about the brutal cold up across minneapolis and chicag
to discuss his gun safety proposals and also talk about the measures that cities have already taken to curb gun violence. afterwards, he will give public remarks where he may discuss the latest tragedy the shooting death of chris kyle. a former member of a seal team three, also known as american's deadlyist sniper. kyle volunteered his time helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress. police arrested 25-year-old eddie ray ralph a many rear -- a marine forallegedly shooting a neighbor at a gun range. they suspect ralph was suffering from some sort of mental illness. >>> approving mental health -- improving meant ath health services is one aspect of gun safety on the table. another is universal background checks. a proposition with tremendous support from everyone except the nra and at least not now because back in 1999, nra executive vice president wayne lapierrre was in favor of universal background checks and a clip of that was used in an ad that ran during the super bowl. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory in-state criminal background checks for every sale at every gun
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